For the past two winters, I've got a cough that really bugs me. They generally result in the doctor prescribing antibiotics, but I'm not a big fan. While some coughs do warrant a pharmaceutical remedy, they don't always. What follows is a list I'm compiling to deal with the aspects of coughs and colds that are less serious. Note: I'm not a doctor and I think it's a good idea to visit one if you're concerned about your cough.
Lentils are pretty great. They're quicker than the other legumes to prepare, they're inexpensive, and they're good for you. Since one of my goals
is to work on the nutrition for my vegetarian lifestyle, eating this food is a good idea. Lentils actually count in the meat and alternative group of The Canadian Food Guide, so they're a great way to get those nutrients while saving money and going meatless. On top of that awesomeness, they are a delicious food featured in some of my favourite recipes.
Great; we all know the importance of a good night's sleep. We've had those days where we're grouchy, frustrated, or just drained from a night of poor rest. Break-downs, break-ups, poor health, and poor judgment can all point a few fingers at a lack of sleep. In my last post, I looked at a few strategies for preparing the bedroom and yourself for a snooze. Here are few things to try as part of your daily life and once you're in there that should help you get enough sleep.
We've all been there. We have problems falling asleep, staying there, or getting a good quality snooze. Lack of sleep can affect mood, alertness, and general health and I should be sleeping at least 8 hours a day (or until I feel well-rested). Lately, however, that doesn't seem to be happening. So, in my quest for absolute awesomeness, I've compiled a few tips to try to reach that aim. Here are a few things to do before bed that can help you have a restful night.